The South Korean drama “Squid Game” is widely popular around the world, but the violent elements in it have also attracted the attention of parents everywhere. Among them, at least three schools in New York State, the United States, have recently announced that they will prohibit students from wearing costumes similar to the characters in the Korean drama “Game of Squid”, believing that these costumes will promote violence.
American media CBS quoted New York’s Fayetteville-Manlius School District supervisor Craig Tice as saying that the school district announced the rules on Sunday (October 31) just before Halloween. , Including prohibiting students from wearing clothing that “can be regarded as weapons”, and clothing that is “too violent or frightening” is also forbidden.
Theis said that students repeat part of the “Squid Game” scenes during their breaks. Some principals warned that games that promote violence are “inappropriate.”
However, some parents were dissatisfied with the school district’s practice, describing the practice as “excessive.” In an interview with CBS, a parent pointed out that it was just a piece of clothing. Parents only need to prevent their children from watching the show.
Netflix, the producer of “Game of Squid”, has listed the series as “not suitable for children to watch” in many places. But apart from the United States, parents in many places are worried about the violent content in “Game of Squid”.
The City Hall of Central Bedfordshire in England notified local parents via email earlier that it had received complaints that students imitated the internal scenes of “Squid Game” on campus.
The city hall email pointed out that in addition to Netflix, school children can also watch “Squid Game” through platforms such as YouTube and TikTok. “Because of the popularity of this series, many game platforms such as Roblox have produced small games based on its blueprint. game”.
“We strongly recommend that children should not watch this series. It has a lot of violent scenes.”
The city hall also told the BBC that the authorities issued guidelines afterwards, teaching them how to teach parents settings in the computer system, and also shared some information on how to protect children on the Internet.
In addition, a Belgian school also stated that some students in the school imitated the game in the play, and the losers were punished and beaten by the rest of the students, causing violence. Therefore, an article on the social networking site Facebook called on parents to take good care of their children.
In Macau, the Education and Youth Development Bureau also criticized the content of “Squid Game” as having “a lot of violence, blood, and shocking” elements, reminding the local public that this series is not suitable for children and young people to watch, and it also called on not to imitate the series. Violent misconduct in China.
The Education and Youth Development Bureau’s statement referred to this drama as the “XX Game”, and pointed out that if children and young people see the violent and bloody part of the drama, it will have a psychological impact on them, and even imitate the violent behavior in the drama. .
However, the statement did not disclose whether there were students on the local campus imitating the drama and repeating the scenes in it.